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Fine Art

Course Type


Exam Board


Assessment Type

Exam and Coursework

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above in different subjects including English and Maths. If you do not have a grade 5 in an Art subject, then evidence of ability and a keen interest would be required. 

Course Overview

Different approaches to recording images.

Figurative, representational and abstract and non-representational imagery. Different ways of working e.g. underpainting, wash, impasto.

An understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure. An appreciation of colour, tone, texture, shape and form.

You will also study how ideas, feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts in the context of Art and Design. The historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres. How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts and to the time and place in which they were created.

Underpinning the work will be sketchbook and journal work. Gallery and studio visits are an essential element of the course providing you with opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas and opinions about original work and to interact with expert practitioners.

Where will it lead?

These courses will be valuable if you wish to work or study in the areas of: Fine Art, Textiles, 3-D Design, Fashion Design, Sculpture, Illustration, Teaching, Applied Arts, Architecture, Museum work, Library, Tourism, Media, Galleries, Interior-Design, Arts Administration, Heritage or Conservation.

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA